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Lara: Canelo Clearly Having Problems With Weight

By Rick Reeno

WBA 'regular' junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara (19-1-2, 12KOs) is among the many who believe Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (43-1-1, 31KOs) is struggling to make the junior middleweight limit of 154-pounds.

On the day of the weigh-in for his March fight with Alfredo Angulo, Canelo requested an increase of an extra pound to the max weight - which raised it to 155-pounds. As part of the agreement, Angulo's purse was increased by $100,000.

For the July 12th clash with Lara, taking place the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Canelo has once again given himself the wiggle room of an extra one-pound.

"That is 100%, clearly, he is having problems with weight. Honestly it doesn't matter what weight he comes in at because I'm going to give him a boxing lesson and bust his mouth," Lara said.

According to Canelo, the extra pound was requested because he had no desire to fight for the WBA's 'regular' title. He views Floyd Mayweather Jr., who holds the WBA's "super title" at the weight, as the real junior middleweight champion for the World Boxing Association.

Lara's manager, Luis DeCubas Jr., doesn't buy Canelo's explanation.

"That's just excuses [because he can't make weight]. He fought Austin Trout, who had the WBA 'regular' title in a unification match [in April 2013] and Mayweather was still the WBA 'super champion back then. So he's saying back then it was a real title but now it's not. It's just an excuse," DeCubas said.

Lara has been hunting for a fight with Canelo for some time. He believes the door was finally open because Canelo had very few options for July. And Lara also feels their verbal confrontation, following Canelo's TKO of Angulo, set the stage for their match.

"First of all there are no opponents, there are no high caliber opponents. Now he has to go prove himself," Lara said. "I think at the end of the day [calling him out at the press conference] did it, because it showed that he didn't want the fight and it put a little pressure on him and now the fight is made."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by marvelousmatt on 05-05-2014

[QUOTE=.:: JSFD26 ::.;14497979]The same make believe title he fought Trout for huh? He has problem with weight, plain and simple. Or you think he came overweight for the Angulo fight for no reason? [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE][/QUOTE] The…

Comment by Trudoe the.. on 05-03-2014

[QUOTE=Wild Apache;14497618]This is the most important ppv fight this year and only must get ppv fight. The others pale in comparison. If Lara wins this, there can no longer be any denying the most viable and worthy adversary for Floyd.…

Comment by icha on 05-03-2014

[QUOTE=.:: JSFD26 ::.;14497979]The same make believe title he fought Trout for huh? He has problem with weight, plain and simple. Or you think he came overweight for the Angulo fight for no reason? [SIZE="1"][I]Posted from Boxingscene.com App for Android[/I][/SIZE][/QUOTE] trout…

Comment by hillbilly on 05-03-2014

[QUOTE=theboxingguru;14498161]Wrong!!!! Danny Garcia is next...Lara is not box office enough, small fan base. Garcia has it all, the resume, fan base, marketability with his dad at the forefront. Lara will never fight Floyd, nobody will buy it[/QUOTE] Garcia has never…

Comment by hillbilly on 05-03-2014

[QUOTE=VatoMulatto;14497737]Angulo is a straight up pressure fighter Canelo is NOT. It was the constant pressure stamina and high workrate that troubled Lara but Lara still hold his own and showed real mental toughness and heart. I believe Lara will outbox…

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